Missouri St. 106, Evansville 54
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP)—Tyler Chaney scored 21 points Tuesday, including 15 in the first half, to lead Missouri State to a 106-54 win over Evansville.
Chaney also had eight rebounds and five assists in a game in which Missouri State (13-3, 4-1 Missouri Valley Conference) jumped out to a 53-30 halftime lead. Evansville (9-8, 2-4) did not hit its first field goal until 12:30 left in the half.
It was Missouri State’s fourth straight win and 15th straight at home, while Evansville has lost four in a row.
After a Nathan Bilyeu basket with 9:51 left in the game put Missouri State up 83-42, both teams played their reserves the rest of the way.
Missouri State shot 63.5 percent from the field (40-of-63), including 72.4 percent in the second half, while Evansville hit only 34.5 percent (20-of-58). Missouri State also outrebounded Evansville 43-24.
Deven Mitchell scored 16 for Missouri State, Bilyeu and Dale Lamberth added 12 each and Blake Ahearn scored 11.
Matt Webster led Evansville with 16 points and Jason Holsinger added 14.